The wet west coast of (Southern) New Zealand. Dancing, storming, moaning, laughing. Usually in the rain.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The riot of paisley top
I only bought 1.5 metres of this fabric, which starts out pale paisley and moves to bold paisley colours across the width of the fabric. I originally planned a hummingbird top, but decided the crossover was a longer lasting option - I think the peplum will be a one season wonder and I already have two wearable hummingbird tops (and one unwearable first make). So this is a Cake Tiramisu pattern, with the skirt pieces cut shorter for a top. I like it, and wish I'd bought enough for a dress. I've got it on with the skirt I wore to work today, but it does need something narrower underneath it ideally. I think I've got the best first up fit with the neckline and this is my fourth Tiramisu make. This time I stretched the band tightly the whole way along and snipped the excess off at the end.
I think more dresses are in order. I have the Cake Red Velvet pattern on order, and fabric ready to go. I've got plain black for the trial, and a soft black with pink dots for version two. I really really like how dresses require no coordinating. A cardigan if it's cool, and some footwear, and GO! Which is the only option for my mornings.